One day this past week, the boys started into their clubhouse and just happened to look up.
This is what they saw nestled in the corner on the ledge of the porch! It has always amazed me how snakes could climb trees, or in this case, a wall.
Sadly, Mr. King Snake had eaten all of the baby birds in the nest at the opposite end of this ledge. Thee baby bird had just hatched a few days before. The boys were not happy but it gave me a chance to talk to them about nature and predators/prey.
Come to think of it, I don't think the boys ever made it in their clubhouse that day or several days! I assured them that Mr. King Snake would not harm them and not to be alarmed. Also, I told them to stay away from him - I didn't want him in my house!